JAMES YOUNG was born in Pennsylvania around 1898. After serving in the armed forces during World War I, James Young married around 1921. On June 16, 1923 James Young was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. The 1924 City Directory lists James Young and his wife Florence at 1011 Segal Street in North Camden, next door to brother firefighter Elwood Martz, who lived at 1013 Segal Street

The 1927 and 1927 City Directories show James Young and his wife Florence at 1206 North 24th Street in Cramer Hill. The 1930 Census shows James Young, wife Florence, and children Marjorie and James at the North 24th Street address, and Fire Department Records from 1931 also list him at that address. Brother firefighter Allen Palmer was living with the Youngs in 1931, according to Fire Department records.

By 1935 James Young had been promoted to Captain. He then was serving with Engine Company 8, at 619 Kaighn Avenue in South Camden. He later was assigned to Ladder Company 2, quartered in the same building. The 1940 and 1943 City Directories shows that James Young and his wife Florence were living at 3322 Mitchell Street in East Camden. He was still working as a Captain when the 1947 Directory was compiled. That edition shows him living at 1155 Lois Avenue in Cramer Hill. James Young retired from the Fire Department as a Captain in February of 1950.

James Young was still listed in the 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory at 1155 Lois Avenue. He is not listed in the 1959 edition, however, Florence Young is listed at 3322 Mitchell Avenue, and remained listed there through at least the fall of 1970. James Young passed away on April 12, 1970.

Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1933

Herbert Bott Is Unopposed for Presidency of Camden Association

The Camden Police and Firemen's Association will hold election of officers today at its headquarters, 1175 Whitman Avenue, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Herbert Bott is unopposed for re-election as president. William Thorn is unopposed to replace Richard Middleton for financial secretary and Walter Vecander is unopposed for the new post of assistant financial secretary. All these are police officers.

The police trustees will be named from the following nine candidates: William Marter, George Ward, William Britner, Joseph Shreeve, William Schriver, Joseph Mardino, Joseph Dunnett, Leon Feltz and Russell Young. Two police sergeant-at-arms will be chosen from among Stanley Wirtz, Harry Cattell, Joseph Schultz and George Clayton.

Three candidates are seeking the post of vice president, which goes to a fireman. They are William Spencer, Charles Edwards and Albert Dukes. Warren Rich, a fireman, is slated to succeed himself as recording secretary and Winfield Leviseur is unopposed for the new post of assistant recording secretary, which goes to a fireman.

Four fireman trustees will be chosen from ten candidates. They are Charles Cook, Henry Baumgartel, Walter Eastlack, Arthur Batten, William Getner, William Toy, Lawrence Newton, James Young, Russell Anderson and William Taylor. Three firemen are seeking two posts as sergeants-at-arms. They are William Judge, John Mulligan and Furman Price.

Camden Courier-Post - February 10, 1933

Spencer Wins 3-Corner Fight for Vice-President of Association

Lauded by the members for his splendid work in behalf of the club, Herbert Bott, a  patrolman attached to the Third Police District, last night was re-elected president of the Camden Police and Firemen's Association.

The praise was heaped upon the patrolman following announcement that he had received 107 of 110 votes cast in yesterday's balloting. He was unopposed for reelection.

In a three-cornered fight, William I. Spencer, a fireman, was elected vice president of the association. He received 73 votes. His opponents were Charles Edwards, given 12 votes, and Albert Dukes, 18 votes. Both are firemen.

Others unopposed for office were: William Thorn, financial secretary; Walter Vecander, assistant financial secretary; Warren Rich, recording secretary, and Winfield Leviseur, assistant recording secretary. The last two are firemen while the first two are policemen.

Lieutenant George Ward, Patrolman William Marter, and Firemen William Taylor, William Getner, James Young and Lawrence Newton were elected to the board of trustees.

Sergeants-at-arms named were Stanley Wirtz and George Clayton, police, and William Judge and John Mulligan, firemen. All had opposition.

After the ballots had been counted William H. Iszard, former assemblyman, appeared on behalf of the Elks Crippled Kiddies Committee, and asked police to support the wrestling show to be staged by that group February 13..

Camden Courier-Post * May 25, 1934

Roy R. Stewart - George W. Garner - Kenwood Avenue - South 6th Street - Kaighn Avenue
 James Young - Laurence Newton - Furman Chester Price - Irvin F. Bishop - James A. Creato
William Comerford - Leonard Megee - John H. Lennox - Umberto DiClaudio - Morris Tartar
Lewis Liberman - William S. Stiles

Trenton Evening Times - January 17, 1935